Homeless Health Initiative Resources

Behavioral Health

It's a nonprofit mental health agency providing outpatient assessment and treatment services in the area of sexual abuse.

Childhood Abuse Prevention

Prevent Child Abuse America is the nation’s oldest and largest organization committed to  preventing child abuse and neglect before it happens.  Programs and resources informed by science that enable kids, families, and entire communities to thrive—today, tomorrow, and for generations to come are the hallmark of this organization.

Child Advocacy Centers

Montgomery County's Mission Kids is focused on easing the criminal justice process for abused children in Montgomery County.

It's a resource for anyone concerned about helping sexually abused children or seeking information on the subject.

Child Protection Services

It receives and investigate reports of child abuse and neglect, provides temporary care, and develops community-wide social service programs.

Philadelphia DHS provides services and resources that promote safety, permanency, and well-being for children and youth at risk of abuse, neglect and delinquency.

Domestic Violence

It has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families.

The Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline (1-866-723-3014) is a free 24-hour resource for individuals with questions or concerns about domestic violence.

Call the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-866-723-3014 for free, confidential counseling over the phone that provides safety, information and support for survivors in Philadelphia 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

It advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues.

It was developed by the CDC to provide grantees and partners with access to training and tools that focus on the primary prevention of violence.

Parenting Support

It educates and supports parents to do the best job they can to raise their children to become confident, caring, responsible and productive.

Sexual Abuse/Assault

Find definitions of sexual assaults, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and rape.

Provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, referral and legal representation. Hotline: 1-866-723-3014 or 1-866-SAFE-014.

Women Against Abuse Legal Center: 215-686-7082, provides Legal representation, court advocacy, telephone counseling, referrals, victim’s compensation assistance

Provides Advocacy, free counseling and education services for women, men and children who have experienced sexual violence. 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 215-985-3333

Shelter Care

Bucks County Housing Group (BCHG) works to advance the interests of people with low-moderate income and people in crisis through the provision of affordable housing and related social service.

Provides a list of housing resources, including homeless shelters, supportive housing, halfway housing, transitional housing, day shelters, low income housing, residential alcohol and drug treatment centers.

Find information about the services offered by the Office of Homeless Services, and take note of the following hotlines:

Domestic Violence Hotline
1-866-723-3014 or

Homeless Outreach
Hotline: 215-232-1984

Veterans Homelessness
Hotline: 1-877-424-3838
Philly Vets Home Coalition Hotline: 215-923-8387

If you are homeless or are in imminent risk of becoming homeless, please contact the Your Way Home Call Center.


Please join us as we discuss Housing Justice in Chester County and hear from our panelists Dr. Karen Maxwell Hudson, Program Leader at Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania Homeless Health Initiative, Bobby Watts, CEO of The National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and Diana M, a neighbor from the community who will be sharing their lived experience.


The Blueprint to End Homelessness brings together community leaders to implement policies and programs to end homelessness.

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian organization that builds houses for the homeless worldwide.

Habitat Philadelphia is an independently chartered affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International that builds quality homes in partnership with families in need.

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan organization working to prevent and end homelessness in the United States.